Nov 19

Back this Project: Shakespeare in Detroit

Shakespeare in Detroit is a professional theater company that pioneered the first performance of “Othello” at Grand Circus Park.

Shakespeare in Detroit hopes to create three more memorable shows in 2014 beginning with “Antony and Cleopatra” at the recycling center, the family favorite, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “The Tempest” .

The theater company will use recycled materials from the center to create many of the show’s set pieces and costumes. There will be no stage as the intention is to embrace the rich heritage and art featured on the walls of the facility and become a creative extension of those things.

There are many risks and challenges associated with operating a creative entity. However, Shakespeare in Detroit was a company formed at Tech Town in 2012. That experience has given our Artistic Director the training to operate as a company of artists, but with the same sensibilities similar to what you might find at a tech company or financial institution.